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Intel Core i3-3225
9.5 out of 10

Intel Core i3-3225

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-3225

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Overall 8
8.0

Very good for home server

Dmitry S., Newegg
23 December 2013
  • Pros: Bought it to make a home file server and it works perfectly. I was able to run OS X Mavericks: it runs fast and handles external flat TV panel without any issues. Very good value for the money.
  • Cons: Default cooler is a bit too noisy; I'd expect something less powerful but more quiet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great processor for budget builds

Earnest M., Newegg
12 November 2013
  • Summary: Great for a budget build.
  • Pros: Runs anything I throw at it, cinema 4D, photoshop, video rendering, still running to today, doesn't over heat or anything. Alright for gaming, but I suggest getting a video card with it for battlefield 3 and up :/
  • Cons: Doesn't come with better heatsink? Isn't a quad core? Doesn't do my job for me?(Work)
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Overall 8
8.0

Intel is consistent

Grant T., Newegg
26 April 2013
  • Summary: This unit runs cool. When sitting in the UEFI screen, the temperature reading is 29C with a room temperature of 18C.
  • Pros: The processor works as advertised. Running some benchmarks shows that this processor in most daily operations has similar performance to my older system running a Core i7-920 @ 3.78 GHz. It is obviously not as good at things that can utilize multiple threads like video encoding.
  • Cons: The only issue I had with installation was with the stock cooler. The knobs that you turn to lock the heat sink/fan assembly to the motherboard have arrows on them that are deceptive. They tell you to rotate them a certain way which unlocks the assembly, not lock it. Everything went fine after I ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Burn in failll

Dustin E., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Summary: If you run Open Source and want any 3D support, just get a CPU that doesn't have the Intel HD Graphics and save a few bucks for a real video card. You'll be forced to use a real card simply because Intel's HD Graphics driver support is tragically fail...
  • Pros: Intel delivers, just like always.... Sad AMD isn't keeping up anymore.
  • Cons: Had a bit of trouble getting the thermal pad to burn in. Kept crashing and locking up. Had me running in circles trying to figure out what was wrong. It was just overheating. Took a week and a half for the thermal pad to burn in properly, not sure why; all is fine now. The Integrated Video Driver...
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Overall 8
8.0

HD 4000 Graphics Are Not All That

Paul G., Newegg
26 March 2013
  • Summary: Poor game support not Newegg's fault. Blame an optimistic hardware site's advice. I had better game performance with a GeForce 2 GTS and a 700 MHz processor system. Same game and a lot less system memory.
  • Pros: Works very well at desktop stuff. WINDOWS 8 system does instant on like a light bulb. Makes an excellent basic system combined with an ASUS P8Z77-V LK.
  • Cons: I chose this processor over an I3-3220 thinking the built-in HD4000 graphics would be good enough for light gaming, like Unreal Tournament (1999); and, also enable use of Win 8's Secure-Boot function. Gaming - no. Secure-Boot - maybe. Still haven't done the extra work for secure boot.
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Overall 8
8.0

I3 3225 HD 4000 Mac OS X

Amy P., Newegg
6 March 2013
  • Summary: In general it was very much worth the money. Worked out of the box easy install and no problems. Using Handbrake I got 66.13 fps encoding Bolt (default high quality) about 9 FPS less then my AMD 4170 and almost 80 watts less too.
  • Pros: Low cost intel Hyper-threading Low power (55 watts)
  • Cons: Lower performance (to be expected with price) Integrated Graphics lower then AMD
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast Speed

Heather F., Newegg
15 January 2013
  • Pros: Has great speed, smooth transition, can hook up to two monitors.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for an HTPC

Jeffrey Grover, Amazon
25 November 2012
  • Summary: This is a pretty good buy if you can get over Intel's attitude with regard to pricing (we are Intel, and you will pay us lots of money!). The HD4000 graphics core is excellent for HTPCs and light gaming. I have this running xbmc on xubuntu 12.04 at 1920x1080 on my 40in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for those on a budget

Kamuela, Amazon
24 November 2012
  • Summary: You can't compare apples to oranges, even though I'm going to. This CPU simply isn't as powerful as a former quad-core I had. But that's to be expected, this is a dual-core. Other than that, very stable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great budget processor

Chris Kamprath, Amazon
24 November 2012
  • Summary: I bought this processor for a budget gaming bud and couldn't be happier. I chose the 3225 for the integrated graphics, because I was going to have to save up for a graphics card. I was impressed with the integrated graphics, but certainly not blown away.
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